He wasn’t scared of death or destruction, though. He was scared that there would be no more laughter. The meal that Poke, the house elf of the Serpent Cottage prepared for them felt too much like a last meal. The jokes seemed forced and sad. Sirius was clinging next to Remus, like a lost puppy, and Peter was scared that that description was too close to the truth. He was scared that the worry lines on James’ face, the boy who never had been worried about anything, would become permanent.
It didn’t even start yet.
| Excerpt from The World is not Enough; Chapter 4: “Questions |